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S-LCD Corporation
Type Joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Sony
Founded April 26, 2004
Headquarters Flag of South Korea.svg Tangjeong, Asan-City, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Key people Won-Kie Chang: President and CEO; Keiji Nakazawa: CFO
Products Amorphous TFT LCD display panel
Parent Samsung Electronics: 50% plus 1 share, Sony Corporation: 50% minus 1 share

S-LCD Corporation (Hangul: 에스 엘시디, Japanese: エス・エルシーディー) is a joint venture between the South Korean Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (50% plus 1 share) and Japanese Sony Corporation (50% minus 1 share) established in April 2004 in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. S-LCD, as of April 25 2008, operated with a monthly production capacity of 100,000 7th Generation Amorphous Silicon panels and 50,000 8th Generation panels,[1] which are integrated into both Samsung Electronics and Sony LCD televisions and memory cards.

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History

  • 2003: Samsung Electronics and Sony sign agreement for the establishment of a joint venture for 7th generation amorphous TFT LCD panel production.
  • 2004: S-LCD Corporation established.
  • April 2005: S-LCD begins shipment of 7th generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[2]
  • August 2007: S-LCD begins shipment of 8th generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[1]
  • 2008: Sony and Samsung announce that due to increased demand, a second 8th Generation production line will operate in the S-LCD factory in the 2nd quarter of 2009.[1] S-LCD may be headed by Samsung alone as Sony has announced a joint venture with Sharp Corporation, in order to compete effectively with Samsung, a task made difficult by their current collaboration.[3]

Company Agent

  • CEO Jang Won-Ki (장원기)
  • CFO Masatoshi Hitomi (人見まさとし, ひとみまさとし)

Other LCD manufacturers

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